Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tony T - Waikato's Favourite Cover Boy

Work is well underway on our latest large scale civic project - and we were delighted to see rigger extraordinaire and all round fantastic bloke Tony from TRS on the cover of yesterdays Waikato Times working on the installation.

Tony and the rest of the team from TRS are in Hamilton with Modus Technical Manager Chris Huff, Pulse Digital and BRR working their magic on a stunning installation that will unveiled on October 16th.

Full article after the jump....

Bridging the light fantastic

Waikato Times
Last updated 12:00 06/10/2010

HIGH WIRE: Technical Rigging Services worker Tony Thorn installs lighting on Hamilton's Victoria Bridge ahead of its centenary celebrations.  The Victoria Bridge might be turning 100 years old this month, but the old girl will be showing she still has some sparkle.

Come Saturday October 16, the span of the historic bridge will be laced with lights reflecting off the Waikato River.

The birthday girl will come to life shortly after 8pm when the interactive lights will dance to a piece of music composed especially for the event. The lighting display will follow the screening of a five-minute film on the role the Victoria Bridge, also known to some as the Bridge St Bridge, has played in the city over the past century.

Hamilton City Council event co-ordinator Lisa Pemberton said the lights would be permanent and could be programmed to reflect river levels or speed.

The celebration starts at 4pm with a parade of cars cruising from Knox St to Memorial Park, where there will be a range of free family events.

Ms Pemberton said the bridge had played a key role in the city's history. "At different times in history it has united rival settlements, been front-page news, saved residents from the perils of the punt, boosted trade and economic development and been the home of the city's first ever toll-booth library." 

Nikki Preston 

Photo - Peter Drury

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